Farmers’ Markets Open in 2016

Apr 27, 2016
Farmers' Markets, Asparagus, Strawberries, Sweet Peas

The 2016 farmers’ market season is starting in May! The availability of local food will start to increase towards the end of May and the beginning of June. I am very excited to get to eat in-season local strawberries and asparagus!

Farmers’ markets are continuing to grow in popularity as a destination to buy local food. According to a recent study conducted by the Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network, demand for fresh vegetables is up 76% in 2015 (up from 63% in 2009). Not only is demand growing but 29% of farm vendors are also reporting that a greater share of revenues are coming from market sales and 63% of farm vendors report that markets are helping them connect more with other buyers.

In the coming weeks make sure to support your local farmers and buy more local food by stopping by at a local farmers’ market.

To help you find the closest one, we’ve gathered a list with farmers’ markets opening soon: Dufferin-Grey-Bruce | Durham-Peterborough | Halton | Hamilton | Niagara | Peel | Toronto | York | Waterloo-Wellington

Dufferin - Grey - Bruce

May 7th - Orangeville Farmers’ Market

May 6th - Shelburne Farmers’ Market

May 21st - Flesherton and District Farmers’ Market

May 22nd - Thornbury Farmers’ Market

Year Round - Owen Sound Farmers’ Market


May 14th - North Oshawa Farmers’ Market

May 18th - Whitby Farmers’ Market

May 22nd - Uxbridge Farmers’ Market

June 4th - Port Perry Farmers’ Market

June 14th - Pickering City Centre Farmers’ Market

Year Round - Peterborough & District Farmers’ Market


May 4th - Burlington Mall Farmers’ Market

May 7th - Civitan Farmers’ Market in Oakville

May 14th - Milton Farmers’ Market

June 2nd - Acton Farmers’ Market

June 4th - Georgetown Farmers’ Market and Oakville Place Farmers’ Market


May 14th - Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market

May 28th - Binbrook Farmers’ Market and Waterdown Farmers’ Market

June 8th - Ancaster Farmers’ Market

June 9th - Dundas Farmers’ Market

Year Round - Hamilton Farmers’ Market and Ottawa Street Farmers’ Market


May 5th - Pelham Farmers’ Market

May 26th - Grimsby Farmers Market

May 28th - Farmers’ Market at the Village in Niagara-on-the-lake

Year Round - St. Catharines Farmers’ Market, and Welland Farmers’ Market


June 1st - Inglewood Farmers’ Market

June 4th - The Backyard Farm & Market in Mississauga


May 10th - Davisville AppleTree Market

May 11th - Ryerson AppleTree Market

May 17th - East York Farmers’ Market

May 22nd - Leslieville Farmers’ Market

May 26th - North York Civic Center Farmers’ Market

June 4th - Withrow Park Farmers’ Market

June 21st - Stonegate Farmers’ Market

Year Round - Montgomery’s Inn Farmers’ Market, Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market, and Toronto Botanical Garden Organic Farmers’ Market

Waterloo - Wellington

June 1st - Cambridge Farmers’ Market (outdoor market)

June 16th - UpTown Market Waterloo

June 24th - Erin Agricultural Society Farmers’ Market

Year Round - Guelph Farmers’ Market


May 7th - Aurora Farmers’ Market and Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market

May 11th - Hillcrest Mall Farmers’ Market in Richmond Hill

May 26th - East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market

June 18th - Woodbridge Farmers’ Market

June 26th - Unionville Farmers’ Market in Markham

Year Round - Village Market (Organic) in Thornhill

Looking for a complete list of farmers’ markets? Click here.

Make sure to double check the dates and times of a farmers’ market before attending.

– Andreea Nicoara

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